At least one person has died and several others have been wounded in a stabbing attack in Nice, French media report.

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said that one person had been arrested.

Among the victims was a woman who was decapitated.

He said everything pointed to a “terrorist attack at the heart of the Notre-Dame basilica”.

France is still reeling from the beheading earlier this month of teacher Samuel Paty in Paris by a man of Chechen origin who said he wanted to punish Paty for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

The interior minister appealed to people to avoid the area in the centre of the French Riviera city.